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Can Aspirin Cause Me to Bleed More?

By    |   Wednesday, 03 Dec 2014 10:30 AM

Question: I've been taking a baby aspirin every day for about a year, and have noticed that whenever I get a cut it takes a long time to heal. Is the aspirin to blame? Should I stop taking it?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:

Yes, even low-dose baby aspirin can slow blood clotting for up to two weeks. This is because aspirin affects the function of our platelets, which create a plug to stop bleeding when we are cut.

Aspirin is used to decrease platelet plugging as a cardiovascular disease and stroke-preventive medication.
But aspirin will not usually affect the length of time it takes for cuts to heal. You need to discuss the pros and cons of aspirin use with your private doctor to properly evaluate whether to continue with it or not.



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Yes, even low-dose baby aspirin can slow blood clotting for up to two weeks. This is because aspirin affects the function of our platelets, which create a plug to stop bleeding when we are cut.
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